THE RACE IS ON!
City regions across the UK
26th – 29th April 2019
Which city on Earth has the most wildlife and the most nature loving citizens? Help show the world how amazing the UK is for people and nature by joining an epic contest: to discover and record as much wildlife as possible over 4 days.
In 2018 65 cities on five continents, including three city regions across the UK, joined in the race by sending in their wildlife sightings. Observations counted towards local, national and international efforts to learn about and protect regions’ amazing wildlife.
City Nature Challenge will return in 2019 between 26th – 29th April and we’ll be sharing the UK participating cities here soon so you can pick a team to back as we collectively take on the dominance of the United States mega cities.
Whether you’ve run a BioBlitz before, or you’re look to organise your first citizen science projects, City Nature Challenge is a new and exciting way to engage local residents with the wildlife in your area!
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UK Cities that took part in 2018
Bristol & Bath
City Nature Challenge in the Bristol & Bath region was led by the Natural History Consortium and a range of amazing local organisations and volunteers hosting individual activities. Bristol and Bath topped the observations table in Europe in 2018 and, as one of the smallest competing regions, achieved the most observations per square kilometre of any participating city worldwide.
City Nature Challenge London was led by the Natural History Museum in partnership with the Royal Parks, University College London, and a host of amazing organisations that support nature in our city.
The Marine Biological Association and partners led the Plymouth postcode area during the City Nature Challenge weekend, taking advantage of the city’s coastal position to add some marine and coastal species to their list.
Avon Wildlife Trust
Bath & North East Somerset Council
BBC Natural History Unit
Bristol City Council
Bristol Zoo Gardens
University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of the West of England
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The Natural History Consortium is a charitable collaboration between these member organisations.
Engaging people with the natural world through collaborative action. Reg Charity 1123432